Yoenis Cespedes Suffers Ankle Fractures In Ranch Fall

By WFAN.com

Oft-injured Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures to his right ankle during a fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Florida, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced Monday.

Cespedes has returned to New York for further evaluation. The Mets learned of the accident Saturday night.

"Hard to predict what the future is," Van Wagenen said. "We need to get more information from the doctors. From what the player communicated to us is that he was on his ranch and he had a violent fall in which he stepped into a hole and twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position.

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"Our focus currently is to try to get him the best medical care and then hopefully get a better idea of what this means for his future both in 2019 and beyond."

Van Wagenen said he hopes to provide more information about the injury and its prognosis in the coming days.

Cespedes has not played since July 2018 after undergoing surgery on both of his heels last year. 

The 33-year-old, two-time All-Star, whose presence catapulted the Mets to the World Series in 2015, has battled a number of injuries in recent years, including a strained right hip flexor and hamstring and quad injuries. He has played in just 119 games over the last three seasons.

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